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Africa is an asset, not a burden — Kagame

President Paul Kagame Thursday addressed the IHS CERAWeek, the leading energy conference bringing together leaders from both the public and private sector and over two thousands participants.

The meeting took place in Houston, United States.

Delivering his address, Kagame described energy as the lifeblood of the global economy without which Africa will not be able to achieve middle income status, according to a statement from the Office of the President. More

TI looks to Rwanda for lessons on graft fight- official

Transparency International (TI) is looking to Rwanda for best practices to replicate to other countries in the fight against corruption.

Visiting Vice-chairperson of Transparency International (TI) Board of Directors, Elena Panfilova made the remarks, yesterday, during a meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana at the police headquarters in Kacyiru. More

90% turn up to vote in local council elections

Voter turn out was at 90 per cent in yesterday’s sector councilors elections whose results are expected to be announced today.

Out of 2,068 candidates, only 853 district councilors were elected yesterday—in a secret ballot across the 2,312 polling centres constituting 16,126 polling stations countrywide. More

 Swedish legislators meet Kagame, commend accountable leadership

President Paul Kagame, yesterday, hosted a delegation of members of the Swedish Parliament at Village Urugwiro in Kigali.

The meeting was aimed at familiarising Swedish legislators with Rwanda’s government policies and strategies that have enabled the East African country to register commendable economic growth 21 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tusti—which claimed over 1 million people, according to Ulf Kristersson, the head of the visiting delegation. More

Swedish lawmakers commend access to finance programme

Members of the Swedish Parliament Committee on Finance have lauded Rwanda’s efforts in ensuring access to financial services for the rural poor to eradicate poverty.

The remarks were made during a visit to Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) projects located in Gicumbi District, Kaniga sector, last week. More